- 35 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 3, 1978
- Date of passing: Feb 4, 2014
|Let the memory of Timothy be with us forever|
Timothy “Dwayne” Slaughter, 35, passed away at his home in Creedmoor on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.
Tim was a devoted father, husband, son, and brother. He is survived by his wife, Ashley, son, Justin; his parents, Stan and Debbie Slaughter of Roxboro; his sister Amy (David) Thorneloe of Weaverville; his mother and father-in-law Vicki and Al Daughtridge; grandfather Elmo Slaughter of Roxboro; grandmother Mary Ellis of Pine Level; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and adopted brother Pat Skipper.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Slaughter and grandfather, Donnie Ellis.
Tim was born in Durham on September 3, 1978, and grew up in Raleigh, where he graduated from Leesville Road High School. He graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1999. Tim was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, achieving the rank of Sergeant and serving overseas in Iraq. He continued his service to the United States as a shop foreman at Butner Federal Correctional Institution. He was a member of the Maltese Knights Motorcycle Club in El Paso, Texas. He was a charter member of the Falls Lake Academy school board in Creedmoor and was excited about overseeing the construction of the new building. He was a former captain of Stony Hill Fire Department in Wake Forest, NC, and a little league baseball coach with the South Granville Athletic Association.
Funeral services will be conducted at Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor on Saturday, February 8th at 11:00am, with visitation on Friday from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. Pallbearers will be Joe Metcalf, Joeyo House, Bryan Dillard, AC Rich, Mason Dorsett, and Andrew Patterson.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Tim Slaughter Memorial Fund at Falls Lake Academy, 1701 E. Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522.
"Dwayne,(Tim)I have a memory of you and your Granny Slaughter. You loved her pinto beans and would request that she cook them for him to have at lunch when he visited her and Papa. RIP
"To Stan, Debbie and Family, Sorry to hear about Dwayne, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Foster and Jane Boyd"
"Dear Ashley & Justin, My sincere condolences. I am deeply saddened and my heart weeps for you. I can't begin to imagine your pain and sorrow. Please know you have a tremendous amount of love and prayer surrounding you at this time.
It was an honor to know Tim and work with him at Stony Hill Fire Department. Tim was an honorable man, who always kept his word. I could always count on Tim to follow through. I never doubted, Tim would always have my back. It just the kind of man he was.
Tim's incredible love and devotion for you; Ashley and Justin was heartwarming, to say the least. Tim exhibited his feeling for you both with great pride! Tim was very quiet man most the time. However, I can tell you the "Greatest Loves of his Life" were You, Justin and riding his motorcycle!
Tim will be greatly missed by many. He was a good man. I salute Tim for his dedicated service within our military. The sacrifices he made in order to protect our country, do not go unappreciated! I also thank Tim for his time, dedication and the sacrifices he made, while serving as a fire fighter.
Ashley, I must thank you as well! For standing by his side and even getting involved yourself. It's not always easy being married to a FF. It takes a special kind of person to support and understand "the calling" which lives within your "fire fighter" spouse...
I pray you may find some comfort in the difficult days to come, knowing; Tim is now "Safely Home" in Heaven. Tim will always be with You and Justin. Tim's love and the "Hearts Prints" he left behind, will forever live on within both your hearts. You are in My thoughts and Prayers, now and Always... ♡
I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh, but Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still,
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remains,
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come..."
"I am sorry for your loss! Tim was a great man and I enjoyed the brief time we worked together as officers. Our prayers go out your family.
Aaron Payne and family
Senior Officer Specialist/Case Manager"
"Sorry to hear this for his family, Should have keep more in touch. you never know. RIP Buddy
"My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you Ashley and Justin and the entire family, In talking to Tim you could tell how much he loved and cherished you and what a proud daddy he was. I will never forget the first day this "tough guy with the deep voice" came to work at John Deere. As the days went by I saw what a great person Tim really was. This "tough guy with the deep voice", the big bad dog, Diesel, who he would bring to work with him sometimes, and the "bad" motorcycle, was more like a "gentle old soul". When Tim left here to take the position with the Federal Prision, our customers were all asking, "where's Tim?". We all got a laugh out of telling them he went to Federal Prision. I feel honored to have worked with such an great person. RIP my friend. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you all."
"Ashley, I pray that the Lord will be close to you and watch over you. Please know I am here if you ever need anyone.
"You are all in my heart and in my prayers. I am deeply sorry for this great loss in your family. Praying for comfort and peace. Please know that I am here for you if you need me."
"My heart lays heavy knowing we lost such a good friend. Ashley and Justin may the Lord grant you peace and strength during this time. I stll remember the first day I met Tim with the Maltese Knights, then we met Ashley and then we were blessed with Justin's birth. He would never forget to visti me at WBAMC when he was here on appointments. One thing I will never forget is that he said I made him feel like family and therefore He adopted me and called me his Latin Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with the enitre family and friends. Love you Ashley and Justin!"
"Dear Ashley, Justin, Vicki and family, we are SO very sorry to hear about the loss of Tim. As Vicki's co-workers we feel like we know you all and he was such a wonderful father, husband, and community leader. I have no doubt his memory will live on forever, and we are so very sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you and your family - from the staff of Laupus Health Sciences Library, ECU"
"The first time I met Dwayne, I had just begun to date his cousin. I was nervous about meeting him because I knew that Donovan truly cared about his opinion of me. Immediately upon meeting Dwayne, I could tell that he was a sincere person. He said what he meant, and he meant what he said. Also obvious to me was that he was observant. Dwayne was content to sit back and listen as I spoke and to take in everything I was saying. I am thankful to say that at the end of the evening, he told Donovan that he should try to keep me around. This story illustrates the way Dwayne was with those he loved. If he loved you, he had your back. He would help you in any way he could. Whether it was offering his opinion or lending you his labor, Dwayne was giving of his time and energy. Now, he is watching over all of us, and we will have a glorious reunion with him one glad day. I feel blessed to have known Dwayne and to have been welcomed into his beautiful, caring, and faithful family. Dwayne was a dedicated and loving husband and father. I enjoyed so much seeing him interact with Justin and how he guided him toward making the right decisions. He and Ashley have provided a foundation for him that will enable him to grow into a strong Christian man. My love and prayers to Ashley and Justin, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Stan, Amy and David, Mr. Elmo, Granny Ellis, and all who loved him. Although his time on earth was briefer than we would have liked, he left a lasting impression and will live on through our memories.
"My Prayers go out too the Family."
"Stan, Debbie & family we are very sorry for your loss. Your son will be in our prayers. God bless you and your family and know that Timothy will be watched over forever more. Ryan & Traci Holland"
"The Slaughter family has always had a special place in my heart and always will. Tim was fun to talk to and share stories with. He was a wonderful dad who loved his son and a man who cherished his wife. I was blessed to have the chance to know him."
"I would like to express my deepest sympathy for Stan, Debbie, Ashley and Justin. I am so sorry that this has happened to such a wonderful family! My thoughts and prayers are with you all."
"To the Slaughter Family: My prayers and sincere thoughts of sympathy are with you at this most difficult time. May God bless and comfort you today and always.. My heart goes out to you all."
"Ashley & Justin - My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around ya'll"
"Precious memories of Duwayne when we got together a lot when he was in diesel college..we were there at his graduation. He was family to us, you know. Our prayers are for you both..wife and son...mom & dad and grandfather.. from his grand uncle and aunt. Henry & Hazel Slaughter"
"I met Tim at the FCC Complex garage right after he got his new position. I got to talking with him and found out that we knew some of the same people. Then I find out that he is on the Fire Dept like me. Then we really got talking. After that I had to call him everyday to schedule release pick ups and we would have a brief chat. The world will be a lesser place without Tim and I pray that you will find peace and comfort in great memories and the great times that you cherished."
"I only new you a short time but a friend you are co worker and brother ,RIP"
"Although your time in EP was brief, lasting friendships were made and you quickly became a brother to us. You welcomed us into your home and your life. It has been a joy to see the pictures of Ashley, Justin and the life you have made back home in NC. I've NO doubt that with Ashley's love and direction Justin will grow into the man you always wanted him to be and more. Our hearts are broken that we will no longer hear your deep voice and easy laugh, but we know you have finished your race and are watching from above. Rest easy Timbo..."
"My brother, you were like a fish out of water when you first came to El Paso. your truck and bull riding gear stolen only after a few weeks being here, people speakinig spanish when you asked a question in english, no family, and your style of dancing in no way fit in with the music. Time however takes care of everything, Ashley joined you here and you started making some of the poker runs, i remember the first time I met you both sitting at a table by yourselves and again looking lost but your personality and Ashleys smile soon found their way into our hearts and you became a brother, soon we had meetings in your home we had an opportunity to meet that famous tire! saddened when you decided to go back home but you remained and will always be a brother and sister. Tim a KNIGHT to be remembered. love you my brother. watch over all of us meet with Marcos and Larry and you guys get some of those other riding angels patched and ready for our arrival. Until we meet again my brother. FMKMKF"
Know you are in my prayers and heart.
Love you all
"I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with Tim and Ashley over the past year. I'm truly happy to have had the pleasure of becoming friends with the family. I'm deeply saddened that the completion of the building and fields will be done without Tim in direct attendance, although I know in my heart he will be watching and grinning all along. You will be missed Tim, but rest assured that your family will be safe with your extended FLA family!"
"There are no words to express our love for your family and the heartbreak that we feel with you. Over the past 11 years we have made many great memories with you all, I mean y'all, don't want to get my green card revoked. Sending long distance (((hugs))) from Alaska!"
"Stan, Debbie & family, my deepest most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Christ comfort you during this time. No words can console a broken heart such as this, but know that family and friends are there to support you. Love Tammy Rezas & Family"
"I loved you Brother. Im sorry we didn't regroup. Ashley and Justin I feel the same about you guys."
"We are very saddened to hear of the loss of Coach Tim. We are so very happy that we had the opportunity to meet him and his wife and son. Our son had the opportunity to be coached by him this past baseball season, Coach Tim said that he improved so much over the season. Because of his wonderful coaching style, our son now has a love for the game and wants to continue playing, for that we will be forever grateful. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jay, Debra, and Jay Hoft II"